February 1, 2020 / 3:05 PM / a month ago

Iraqi president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM- state TV

BAGHDAD, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed on Saturday Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new prime minister, State TV reported, ending more than two months of a political deadlock.

Allawi would run the country until early elections can be held. He must form a new government within a month.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Nadine Awadalla, editing by John Davison

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